For information about UWM’s fall semester plans, visit the Fall 2020 Reopening website.

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Bagel Hour

Twice a month, the Center for 21st Century Studies hosts Graduate Student Bagel Hour in Curtin 939 from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (unless otherwise noted). All graduate students are welcome to enjoy fresh bagels provided by Birch + Butcher, coffee, and conversation—not to mention breathtaking views of Lake Michigan!

Bagel hours for the 2019-20 academic year are scheduled for the following days:

Fall 2019: Spring 2020
Friday, September 13 Friday, January 31
Friday, September 27 Friday, February 14
Friday, October 11 Friday, February 28
Friday, October 25 Friday, March 13 (CANCELLED)
Friday, November 8 Friday, March 27 (CANCELLED)
Friday, November 22 Friday, April 10 (CANCELLED)
Friday, December 6 Friday, April 24

*March 5: We will also be co-hosting a special bagel hour on March 5 in the Digital Humanities Lab from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. in conjunction with Michelle Caswell’s visit to campus.

Graduate Fellows at the Center

C21 employs three part-time graduate fellows (doctoral candidates) whose studies align with our interests in critical, digital, and public humanities. Employment includes salary plus tuition remission. A C21 graduate fellowship offers the opportunity to meet visiting scholars and attend C21 events, and to work with technologies that will strengthen our web presence.

The call for 2020-21 Graduate Fellows (PDF) is now open! Applications are due Monday, April 6.

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The Center is co-sponsor of the annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, a forum that gives graduate students valuable experience in presenting their work publicly and in mastering the give and take of academic question and answer sessions. Further information about the conference can be found on